Born to a family steeped in Chassidic tradition, Rabbi Shlomo Tzvi Koenig passed away on April 2 after as a result of COVID-19.

He accepted the role of Yoka Rav after his father, Rabbi Chaim Yeshaya Kenig, a Holocaust survivor, passed away four years ago.

Crowds would come to witness prayers at his 55th Avenue synagogue in Brooklyn, N.Y.—his joyful service and inspiring Torah lectures that touched the soul.

Koenig was known for his love of Torah and his dedication to fellow Jews. When he was not in the company of others, he could be found perusing timeless Jewish texts in Brooklyn bookstores.

He leaves behind a large family.

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